A 3D printed piston crown illustrates the iterative path to success often part of laser powder bed fusion additive manufacturing.
Editor-in-Chief, Additive Manufacturing
Farsoon’s 403P AM system enabled Mann+Hummel to solve cycle and cost challenges stemming from recent evolutions in the Chinese automobile industry.
In a joint project, Safran Landing Systems and SLM Solutions tested selective laser melting to produce a component of a nose landing gear for a bizjet, marking a world first for a part of this size.
Hybrid-MNA technology may significantly help reduce vaccine shortages.
Stratasys Direct Manufacturing is providing several new high-performance nylon material options to customers of Xometry’s global custom manufacturing marketplace.
System said to print three times faster with greater precision than many other standard industrial systems.
Users can explore printing rigid 316L stainless steel parts for industrial applications alongside advanced engineering polymers and composites on Method with the MakerBot Labs Experimental Extruder.
Automotive manufacturers and other OEMs require mold tooling to build foam components like seat cushions. 3D printed tools could be a faster, more affordable way to prototype and produce these parts.
Senior Editor, Additive Manufacturing
The Fuse 1 features Surface Armor technology, a 70% powder refresh rate and a versatile Nylon 12 powder to deliver an affordable, simplified industrial 3D printing.
The sports car manufacturer achieves weight savings and assembly consolidation using additive manufacturing instead of casting for an electric drive housing.
Full P-1 builds can be printed in less than one hour and process parameters can transfer directly to the P-50 for mass production jobs.
Acquisition significantly expands customer offering with network of premium manufacturing partners for custom parts.
Metal 3D printer has potential to increase performance and reduce costs for small and mid-scale production, as well as manufacture parts featuring complex geometries.
3D printing will help transform GM operations in product development, motorsports and manufacturing.
By using Zortrax’s M300 Plus 3D printer to print prototypes in-house, ML Systems saved up to two weeks of lead time and up to 90% of prototype fabrication costs.
Bluesint PA 12 powder makes it possible to print with up to 100% reused powder, while Process Turner online platform speeds up prototyping process to eliminate waste.
A medical device maker establishes a center of excellence for product and process development in which additive manufacturing and CNC machining both challenge and complement one another.
Machine enables small enterprises to achieve over 80% time and cost savings (compared to outsourcing) by printing prototypes with a wide choice of inexpensive materials.
The xPRO410 material for general purpose prototyping has a formulation based on Henkel’s Loctite PRO410 polymer and optimized for the Nexa3D’s NXE400 3D printer.
Formlabs’ Rigid 10K Resin offers high stiffness and resistance for use in manufacturing and engineering, while a reformulated Draft Resin is well-suited for rough prototypes and quick design iterations.
Amplify Additive needs to be small today. A close, nimble team can innovate quickly and realize the promise of additive manufacturing for orthopedic implants. Yet the company needs to be bigger soon, because success will lead to scalable production.
The CeraFab Lab L30 was developed for those new to ceramic 3D printing and is well suited for shop floors, research purposes and small-series production.
Nearly $1M in prizes awarded to winners of five competitions related to additive manufacturing. AM editor-in-chief Peter Zelinski co-hosted the Air Force’s week-long event.
Three years ago Christina Perla was an industrial designer using the services of a local 3D printing hub. Today she’s the co-owner of that company, and doubling down on its prototyping roots.
John Zink Hamworthy Combustion is finding success with Bound Metal Deposition (BMD) for prototypes and replacement parts, but the real promise it sees is in new designs that couldn’t be made any other way.
Essentium’s Ultem 9085 and ABS high-performance materials offer excellent resistance to heat and chemicals, while providing high strength making them ideal for industrial applications such as machine parts, tools, jigs and fixtures.
Stories we’ve found within the pandemic period reveal 3D printing’s promise for scalable, flexible production and rapid product development.
Cobra Aero discovered an opportunity for redesign it might never have found without the COVID-19 interruption providing time for product development via 3D printing. The Cool Parts Show explores how additive manufacturing is advancing during the coronavirus crisis.